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Eddowes places seventh in the NCAA Indoor Heptathlon, while A-State comes in 24th place overall



Arkansas – Colby Eddowes, an Arkansas State track and field athlete, finished seventh in the heptathlon on Saturday at The Track at New Balance, capping an incredible indoor season in the NCAA Indoor Championships.

After Bradley Jelmert won silver in the pole vault on Friday, Eddowes shattered both his own school and conference records with a score of 5,885 points, giving A-State two First Team All-Americans in the indoor competition for the first time since 2014. In addition, his performance earned A-State’s men’s team 10 points, which allowed them to tie for 24th place in the team rankings—the program’s first top-25 result since 2014.

The native of Canberra, Australia, started the day with a mark of 7.99 in the 60-meter hurdles to move up to fourth in the standings. Coming into Saturday, she had 3,273 points and was in sixth position. After setting a personal best in the pole vault section with a clearance of 4.66 meters (15-3.5), he finished the 1000 meters in a time that was 2:44.77.

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